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The branch of science concerned with the physical and mental characteristics and behavior of criminals.
[L. crimen, crime, + G. logos, study]
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(1) The study of criminal behavior (forensic psychiatry)
(2) The study of the nature, causes, and means of handling criminal acts, viewed from the perspective of the police
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He was given a job in the family business, but felt menial work such as washing cars and making cuppas was beneath him, says the criminologist. The sense of failure spawned a brooding violence towards rejection, particularly rejection by women.
The new law creates the Professional Regulatory Board for Criminologists that will administer, supervise and monitor licensure examination, registration, membership and practice of criminology.
The experts we examined can be divided into two groups: economists and criminologists. Both deal with crime, but from very different perspectives.
Criminologist Professor David Wilson with convicted murderer Bert Spencer
Similar to its policy-oriented and newsmaking counterparts, the model of public education articulated by Currie positions the criminologist as the authorized knower who disseminates criminological knowledge to extra-academic publics.
University of Huddersfield criminologist Dr Jason Roach
Today criminologists agree that mass incarceration has played a very modest role, if any at all, in the sustained drop in crime that began in the early 1990s even before the huge increases in incarceration.
Criminologist Vladimir Pivovarov stated that we cannot have lustration every two years because in this case, nobody will accept to cooperate with the police.
Summary: Government plans to lock up fewer criminals will fail to cut costs or re-offending, according to a former Home Office criminologist.
GOVERNMENT plans to lock up fewer criminals will fail to cut costs or reoffending, a former Home Office criminologist said today.